LOCATION: DUBAI, UAE
SCOPE: INTERNAL & FAÇADE LIGHTING DESIGN
Two main aspects should be taken into consideration when approaching the lighting design of a mosque.
On a large scale mosques articulate the urban plot and turn into dominant landmarks. Their domes and minarets become reference elements in the city, and influence the skyline in the most powerful way. Light needs to enhance and exploit this idea, supporting their presence in the context.
The subject takes a whole new dimension when defining the internal ambiance. Calm, worship and spirituality are concept that should be translated into lighting, to create an atmosphere that is intrinsically inspiring and welcoming.